Friday, August 31, 2007

Mass Wasting

Since I mentioned our new route in the Indian Peaks in my post yesterday, I figured I might as well show off a couple of pictures. The route climbs the west face of the eastern buttress of Shoshoni Peak (12,967 feet). It had five pitches, mostly 5.8 or so with a devious crux pitch of 5.10b (shown with your correspondent deviously placing every piece on his rack after enduring a run-out traverse below). And, yes, we chucked a lot of loose rock off the face. That, along with some stomach problems for my partner, Greg Sievers, yielded the route name: Mass Wasting.

7 comments:

Mike said...
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The Irishman said...

Now here's a blog worth viewing!
Great photos and interesting commentary as well!
Best to you (and keep a good grip on those rocks lad!!)

The Irishman
http://kerryguy7.blogspot.com/

Athena-Liana Smith said...

Great photos! And a great adventure too!

surrounded by life said...

True lessons for life are often found in the wilderness.

Timbit said...

nice site and great pics

mechanix said...

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Praktyczny Przewodnik Info-rmacje said...

super:)